Jacqueline “Jackie” McNeill Rafes

April 10, 1935 - June 20, 2022

Jacqueline “Jackie” McNeill Rafes, 87, of Beaumont, died Monday, June 20, 2022. She was born on April 10, 1935, in Valley Mills, Texas, to Lola Mae Jones and Hubert Alexander McNeill.

Jackie graduated High School in Bremerton, Washington, and went on to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Jackie was a very spirited person, and she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Junior League, loved playing Mahjong and taking drives. Jackie was well traveled and enjoyed spending time at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Survivors include her children, Katharine “Kate” Bordages Freter and her husband Dr. Carl E. Freter, of St. Louis, Missouri; Joseph Adriance Bordages, III and his wife, Julia A., of Hockley; and Allison Bordages Koskella of Beaumont; grandchildren, Joseph “Josh” Adriance Bordages, IV; Emily R. Kramer and her husband, Elliot; Matthew Koskella; and Lindsay Ark and her husband, John; and great-grandchildren, Briella Bordages; Malachi Ark; Suzie Ark; and Hadley Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Dr. Earl Hunter Rafes.

Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Rafes were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

Comments (3)

    Linda Gravis says:

    Kate: So sad for the loss of your beautiful mom! May those precious memories sustain you in the coming days! My love and prayers to you and the family.

    Donna Vallee says:

    Dear Kate:
    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Big hugs and prayers. May your wonderful memories of her comfort you in the days to come.

    Jean Bell Moncla says:

    Jackie was truly a wonderful lady. I was lucky enough to get to know her and always enjoyed our visits. I know how important her family was to her and she was blessed to have her children’s devoted care in her final years. She will be missed!

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